NV Masquerade Prosecco, Italy $7.99

Silverdale, Wa   11% alc.

IMG_0737Brilliant very pale straw; nose of canned peach juice, lime zest and perfumed, but very subtle orange muscat; I also detect an almost NY style vitis labrusca foxiness (as found in Widmer’s Lake Niagara) and no noticeable yeastiness.  Very steady bubble stream and a creamy mousse with the perfect balance of tart lemony acidity.  Flavors show dry lemon, lime and light stone fruits.  I’d say this is a fruity bubbly, but the flavors are very subtle.  There’s a little bitterness in the finish, but it doesn’t detract.  A somewhat unusual stylistic sparkler.  Packaging (though perhaps not the name) strikes me as the perfect wedding bubbly and the price is right for what it is.

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